|Vietnamese singers (from left) Orange, Đức Phúc and Liz Kim Cương will perform at the K-pop Lovers Festival in Hà Nội on Saturday. Photo Korean Cultural Centre|
HÀ NỘI — K-pop Lovers Festival 2022 will take place at Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục Square today to celebrate the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 30th anniversary of Việt Nam–South Korea diplomatic ties.
The festival will have a series of activities attracting K-pop young lovers including a K-pop exhibition; photo booths; folk games; Korean traditional hanbok try-on; a flashmob and displays to introduce Korean culture, tourism and cuisine.
"I hope the people who overcame difficulties in the pandemic will have fun at the festival," said Korean Ambassador Park Noh-wan.
Korean pop performances from twenty Vietnamese individuals and groups will begin at 6.30pm to stir the festival with popular songs of BTS, Blackpink, Seventeen and NCT.
The performers will compete in the qualifying round of the Changwon K-pop World Festival. The contest is the most anticipated contest in the K-pop community of Việt Nam.
The festival-goers will see performances by Vietnamese guest artists Đức Phúc, Liz Kim Cương and Orange.
Đức Phúc won The Voice of Việt Nam in 2015. Since then he has won listeners over with ballads like Ta Còn Yêu Nhau (We’re Still in Love), Hết Thương Cạn Nhớ (When Love Ends) and Hơn Cả Yêu (More than Love).
These music videos have attracted hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
Young pop idol Orange of HCM City won the Asian Supernova Award 2019 presented by the Hong Kong Asian – Pop Music Festival and Mnet Asian Music Awards’ Best New Asian Artist in Korea.
K-pop Lovers Festival has been held annually in Việt Nam since 2013. After skipping two-year due to the COVID-19, the festival offers K-pop lovers and tourists in the capital an exciting chance to enjoy different aspects of their favourite genre. — VNS